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Global PlayStation 3 Releases for the Week of February 22, 2009

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288w ago - The first rule of Killzone is: you kill the guys with red eyes. The second rule of Killzone is: you KILL the guys with red eyes! The premise is low maintenance, but Killzone 2 packs a lot of baggage.

From its conspicuous debut to subsequent years of shrouded development to a confident early review strategy, it's been a long journey for the shooter-that-should, which finally arrives at its retail destination on Friday.

PS3 Retail
• Killzone 2 [USA] $59.99 FRI
• Shellshock 2: Blood Trails [USA] $39.99 TUE
• Suzuki TT Superbikes (PS2) [USA] $14.99 TUE
• 50 Cent Blood on The Sand [USA] $59.99 TUE
• Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock (game only) [PAL] £49.99 FRI
• Killzone 2 [PAL] £49.99 FRI
• Silent Hill: Homecoming [PAL] £49.99 FRI
• 80 GB PS3 console with Killzone 2 [PAL] £299.99 FRI

PSN Games
• TBA

PSN Demos
• TBA

PSN DLC
• Prince of Persia: Epilogue [USA/PAL] TBA THU
• Rock Band [USA/PAL] varies THU
 

Project: PS1 Emulator for PlayStation 3 Being Investigated

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288w ago - Over the weekend DemonHades and ifcaro, who not long ago brought everyone the [Register or Login to view links] to play PS2 iSO back-ups on the PS3, have begun investigating the possibility of a PS1 emulator for the PlayStation 3 console.

Below is a rough Google translation from Spanish of their findings thus far:

We bring fresh new info to know a little more how the emulator PlayStation 1 works. The first thing to say that this information is solely and exclusively on the Web for an idea that you do... PlayStation 1 emulator consists of 2 blocks:

The emulator itself made up of:

• ps1newemu.self 810,016 Bytes
• ps1netemu.self 839,704 Bytes
• ps1emu.self 886,336 Bytes
• ps1_rom.bin 4,089,584 Bytes

Looking inside I have seen some interesting things:

RESET
EXTINFO
ROMVER
IOPBTCONF
IOPBTCON2
SYSMEM
LOADCORE
EXCEPMAN
INTRMANP
INTRMANI
SSBUSC
TIMEMANP
TIMEMANI
DMACMAN
SYSCLIB
HEAPLIB
THREADMAN
VBLANK
IOMAN
MODLOAD
ROMDRV
ADDDRV
STDIO
SIFMAN
SIFINIT
EESYNC
PS1ID
PS1VER
 

DisplayShare v1.1 is Now Available and Supports PlayStation 3

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288w ago - DisplayShare software allows you to wirelessly link your PC and your home entertainment system. Version 1.1 is now available, and supports PlayStation 3 with no additional hardware required.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

System Requirements:

• PlayStation 3 connected to network and TV
• PC with Windows Vista or XP Operating System
• PC with 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo or greater
• Internet Activation
• Wireless (11n recommended) or wired network

Install DisplayShare software on your PC in the home network. With the TV displaying the PS3 welcome screen, an icon identifying the PC appears on the TV screen.

You may then use the PS3 remote or game controller to select the PC icon, and whatever is on that PC display screen will appear on the TV. A wireless link between the PC and the home entertainment system is automatically established.

With DisplayShare, everything displaying on a PC screen can be streamed. This is accomplished using patent pending technology. You do not have to navigate complex interfaces or overcome file format issues to wirelessly send a display to a TV. Likewise, any PC audio, regardless of format, can be played through a home audio system....
 

MTV Tours the Impressive EA Sports PlayStation Home Space

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288w ago - MTV recently toured EA Sports upcoming PlayStation Home Space. To quote:

The Sports Complex is an EA Sports shrine and gaming center. It is still being built, scheduled for a partial April opening. By the time it is launched, two of a planned three games will be available within it: racing and poker, with a golf game to follow.

What you see in this post is what the Sports Complex will get you, for free, through Home. But what's hard to see is how it works. An EA rep walked me through it.

The most important thing to note for Home skeptics is that EA is trying to make boredom in this virtual place impossible. The space is designed to keep as many as 70 people busy with something, though Sony's 'Home' service starts pulling people into duplicate 'instances' of its regions once about 50 people are in it.

The 70 or so stations are spread across the gaming activities and other hangout areas. For example, there will be eight golf stations, accommodating two groups of four people. There are three tiers of poker tables, each seating up to eight players, with slots for other 'Home' users to secure a spot in the next round.

The games are designed as feature...
 

PlayStation Expands to Latin America, PSN Hits Some Countries

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288w ago - SCEA Director and General Manager for Latin America Mark Stanley made the following announcement today:

I'm thrilled to announce that today PlayStation is officially expanding into Latin America!

So this means that you can now purchase any of the three PlayStation platforms, our library of software titles - such as Resistance 2 - and even the latest peripherals, including our Bluetooth Headset, in 13 countries across Latin America. We're also working on providing access to PlayStation Network in select countries.

This is such an exciting opportunity and we're looking forward to providing social entertainment and gaming experiences you can share among your friends and family around the world. This expansion is the direct result of feedback we received from you and we're proud to deliver PlayStation products and services to enable you to easily connect, play and communicate with one another.

As a native of Costa Rica with many years working directly in the region, I know Latin America holds much promise of growth for SCEA. Muchas gracias to all of you in Latin America and around the world for your support!

Viva PlayStation!
 
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